Western Channel Observatory

NERC National Capability of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Marine Biological Association


WCO station map

The map shows the position of the principal stations of the Western Channel Observatory. The Observatory "nodes", consisting of station L4, E1, Rame Head and PML are marked with red circles. The black circles are historic stations, although L5 is still sampled by the MBA. The white circles mark the locations of the benthic survey.

The principal stations of L4 and E1 have the following locations.

  • L4: 50° 15.00' N, 4° 13.02' W
  • E1: 50° 02.00' N, 4° 22.00' W

L4 and E1 station map

About Us

The WCO is a partnership between the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Marine Biological Association.

How are we funded?

The core work of the WCO is funded as part of the UK Natural Environment Research Council's National Capability.

Contact Information

For more details about the WCO please contact:

Dr Tim Smyth
Western Channel Observatory
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
email: tjsm@pml.ac.uk